Monday, April 23, 2007

Nip & Tuck

A debt-ridden salesman is facing prison for trying to sell his kidney for £24,000 on the internet.

Desperate Dan Tuck, 25, is the first person in the country to be charged under the Human Tissue Act 2004 with "inviting the supply of human material for transplant."

The greedy salesman from Oldbury, West Midlands targeted Kidney transplant patients with the illegal deal in a bid to clear mounting debts, including money he owed his ex-girlfriend.

But the eventual "buyer" was an undercover local newspaper reporter and Tuck was arrested when police were told about his sick proposal.

Now he faces up to three years in jail after pleading after pleading guilty in court to the offence - the first of it kind in Britain.

Tuck had posted an Advert on an internet chatroom used by kidney disease sufferers.

He wrote: "I am a healthy 25-year-old male from Birmingham in England. I am blood group O+ and am desperate for funds to rebuild my life.

"I want to sell my kidney - this is 100 per cent genuine.

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